• I Choose Darkness

  • A Holiday Essay
  • By: Jenny Lawson
  • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
  • Length: 38 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (719 ratings)

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I Choose Darkness

By: Jenny Lawson
Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
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Publisher's Summary

From cheap costumes to creepy dolls to questionable candy, number one New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson weaves a hauntingly hilarious account of her ongoing—sometimes outrageous—Halloween life.

The holly-jolly holidays aren’t for everyone, least of all when you look back on that one Christmas when there were two definitely haunted dolls waiting for you and your sister under the tree. You have to assume that’s where it all started.

And so it was for Jenny Lawson. Now, she lives in the land of eternal Halloween, as evidenced by her interior decor and general state of darkness. (Although, if you ask her, her taxidermy zoo is less dark, more delightful. But not everyone has taste, so what are you going to do?)

This essay takes Jenny back to where it all started, from her humble beginnings as a trick-or-treater in the 1980s, on high alert for (logistically improbable) candy laced with razor blades and the (allegedly) ever-present threat of satanists on the loose. From there, she has risen from the candy-wrapper ashes of her childhood to claim her rightful lifestyle as the queen of Halloween.

©2022 Jenny Lawson. (P)2022 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Audiobook Treat, Delightful, Short Listen. Laughed out loud and smiled!

Get this one. Most of the review is in the title, but this is simply a really happy, cute story that anyone can relate to. You can listen to the whole thing while you drive to work and have a REAL smile on, at least until you get there. 🤣😂😂

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Very funny!

Jenny Lawson cracks me up! I’ll be reading and/or listening to more of her work.

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Jenny always makes me laugh out loud

Everything I have read or listened to by Jenny Lawson is a delight and makes my heart a little lighter.

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Love Jenny

Jenny always knows how to make you laugh, cry, and all the emotions in between.

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Gen Z Halloween memories

Good times with those horrible, horrible Halloween costumes. I was snoopy and I couldn't see anything through those eye holes.

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Cute

Didn’t know what to expect. A friend recommended the story.

But- sure enough, the author had me chuckling and laughing out loud. Fun and cute story.

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I love Jenny Lawson's work

I found Furiously Happy a few years ago when I was having a very dark mental time in life. Her books and stories helped make me feel normal and that I could make it. With this new short story, that I didn't use my credit for, is a wonderful addition to her other books and all I can say, is not nearly long enough. I laughed, teared up and peed myself just a little at the tangents and story telling. I can't wait for more from her.

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Over too soon!

Jenny Lawson is delightful to listen to. I have purchased all of her audiobooks. Love, love, love.

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Great!

I am really like this audio book. nice content. excellent narration in this content.
Fantastic story

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funny and witty

Jenny is always amazing, listening to her read her work is just hilarious, she's my favorite author

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  • 10-29-22

Short trip down Halloween memory lane

Jenny Lawson writes very well, so it is always entertaining and funny to read her. True to its tile, this book is just a short essay on Halloween. I was expecting a suspense/horror story but it's a trip down Jenny's memory of celebrating Halloween when she was younger. It is pleasing read and, even tough I prefer Christmas, I totally see the appeal of Halloween.